Michael Douglas Fears

24 April 1839–1918 (Age 78)
Brown, Illinois, United States

The Life of Michael Douglas

When Michael Douglas Fears was born on 24 April 1839, in Brown, Illinois, United States, his father, William A Fears, was 29 and his mother, Cynthia Headrick, was 27. He married Sophia Alice Bryan on 7 April 1867, in Warren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Warren, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died in 1918, at the age of 79, and was buried in Indianola City Cemetery, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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Michael Douglas Fears
Sophia Alice Bryan
Marriage: 7 April 1867
Edward W. Fears
Hannah M Fears
Viola B. Fears
Margaret Jennie Fears
William Franklin Fears
Raymond Fears
Ida Mae Fears
Harry Dale Fears

Spouse and Children

7 April 1867
Warren, Iowa, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William A Fears


    Cynthia Headrick




World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 9

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 22

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Fear .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Michael D Fears, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Michael D Fears, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Michael D Fears, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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